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Weekly Net.  We need volunteers !!!    To act as the net control station during our weekly net. Please volunteer at this link.  
If each member of the club would take one net per year, we would have every net covered.  

February 19 - No net - Face to Face or eyeball QSO time- Club meeting - It will be great meeting as the Elmer team will be fielding questions so bring it on!

February 26 - Need a Net Control 

March 4 - Need a Net Control


March 11 - Need a Net Control

March 18 - No net - Face to Face or eyeball QSO time- Club meeting 


Our thanks to those who are volunteering to serve as Net Control Operators. We always need Net Control Operators, so please volunteer. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your on-the-air skills. It is easy to sign up, just go to the Net Control signup page at the Club's website and follow the instructions. There is a simple script on the same page , bottom of the page, that is easy to follow. Info on the NØXLF and WØTLM repeater can be found on that page as well.   If you are into HF nets check this out: NetScraper.



ANNOUNCEMENTS  February 17, 2024  VE session testing, 10:30 AM,   Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument, CO. 80132.   Registration required - see WØTLM website.

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Sadly, the previous organizers of the Greenland Endurance Ride are not able to host the ride this year due to other commitments. 
If you have connections in the equestrian community, please ask if they might be interested in hosting this year's event. 
Linda Browneller (last year's manager) is willing to provide assistance.
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April 8, 2024  Ham Radio operators, we’re calling you! Members of the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) will be making radio contacts during the 2023 and 2024 North American eclipses, probing the Earth’s ionosphere. It will be a fun, friendly event with a competitive element—and you’re invited to participate.  Check the links and info here.

 


Local Educational Events.
 

WØTLM Ham Radio Technician Class, Feb-Mar 2024.   We are introducing a new approach to teaching the Technician Level ham radio license class. This is the entry-level class for people who do not currently have an amateur (ham) radio license.

Registration is now open for the class, which starts on Feb 17th.  We have completely overhauled the delivery format of the Tech Class to make good use of in-person and online training methods. The biggest change is that most of the core material will be delivered to the student via bite-sized online videos, ebook sections, and additional content from Ham Radio School. This dramatically increases the flexibility on how and when the student views this material, eliminating long, all-day classroom sessions. We will have three live Zoom sessions along the way to review the material and answer any questions you might have. 
We understand that in-person training is extremely valuable for certain types of activities. Accordingly, we will have an in-person kickoff session (Feb 17) for the instructors to meet the students and show them how ham radio equipment is used. The licensing exam session (Mar 9) is another in-person event. Finally, after you receive your new license, we will have an in-person Get On The Air event (Mar 16) where you will make your first radio contact. To help guide you through this process, an experienced radio ham will connect up with you, monitor your progress and help you on your way through the class.
The cost of the class is $50 ($40 for anyone under 18 years old), which includes everything you need for the class. A non-expiring subscription to the Ham Radio School Technician resources is included. We used to require that you have a copy of the Ham Radio School Technician book, but that same material will be delivered to you online as an ebook. Proceeds from this class go to support the Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association, a non-profit organization.

You still need to pay a $35 license fee directly to the FCC after passing the license exam.

To register, go here:
https://w0tlm.com/radio-classes/tech-registration

If you have questions, let me know!  Bob Witte, K0NR

bob@k0nr.com
License Class Instructor
Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association
https://w0tlm.com/radio-classes



Elmering (the best way for local Educational help) . We have a team of volunteers  providing help to those who request assistance. If you need help with anything, please reach out - w0tlm-elmer@w0tlm.org. .  Our Google Groups email system is also great for this purpose. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it - and remember: There are no stupid questions. If you have more than a question or two or would like to be paired with an Elmer, please let  us know and we'll do our best to connect you with someone who can help you. Contact w0tlm-elmer@w0tlm.org.

Check out our own website club presentations -  WØTLM Presentations.  We have a tremendous array of presentations on numerous subjects.  If you find one that you need more info on just contact the Elmering crew below.  And now a note from our own WØSTU- Stu who teaches the License classes and has the website "Ham Radio School".  

RM HAM University is back for the 23/24 season - check out the offerings and sign up.

 

Date Instructor Class Description In Person Break
fast
Zoom
           
           
2024-03-09
08:30-noon
Mike Pappas, W9CN Vehicle Power Systems
Everything you wanted to know about Vehicle Power systems but were afraid to ask:
Alternators and batteries,
Voltage boosters,
Best practices for wiring radios to vehicle electrical systems
Zoom Meeting ID: 827 5152 8764 Passcode: 507827
     
2024-04-13
08:30-noon
James KI0KN and Jim KA6ETE 3D Printing
All about 3D printing and what it takes to get it all together. This talk will be remotely presented from the KI0KN QTH.
Zoom Meeting ID: 856 5566 5270 Passcode: 237994
Zoom Only  

 

Classes will be in person at

Cherry Creek Schools ESC
4700 S. Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

as well as via Zoom.

Please join us for breakfast at 7am at

Panera Bread
6385 E Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80222


Ham Fests / Conventions coming up: 

February 18, 2024, 9AM-1PM, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Swapfest, Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. VE testing at 10 a.m. Admission $6, tables $13 in advance, $20 at the door.  Advance table registration at www.rmham.org/swapfest. Talk-in on 147.15(+) 100 Hz.  For more information contact Wayne, NØPOH, at 303-699-6335, rockymountainham@gmail.com, or go to www.rmham.org/the-swapfest-2024/ 

Saturday April 6th, 2024 - 9am - 1pm, LARC Fest,  Boulder County Fairgrounds 9595 Nelson Road Longmont CO, Table Cost: $15 in Advance $20 at the door   Admission: $5.00
Talkin: 147.27(+ 100 Hz PL)
Email larcfest@w0eno.org More information at https://w0eno.org/larcfest/

July 12 & 13, 2024 - HamCon:Zion -2024 Rocky Mountain Division Convention.  YLRL 85th annual convention.  9:00AM - *5:00PM Daily *Evening Special Events Scheduled after 5:00PM Location: The Dixie Convention  Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT 84790    Two days of presentations, speical events and dealer vendor showcase.   Check it out here

Saturday July 27, 2024 - Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Radio Association - MEGAFEST 0800 to 1300 (Vendors 0600) Ticket sales 0730 - Lewis-Palmer High School - 1300 Higby Rd, Monument, CO 80132  ADMISSION: $5.00  License Testing at 1000  (free testing, no fee)  Hourly Door Prizes  To sign up for tables, entry or ? go here

TABLE RENTAL: (Does NOT include admission)  One chair per table included with table rental:   Early Bird (before 1 May)……..$15.00  In Advance (1 May – 1 July)……..$17.00  Last Minute (after 1 July)…….$20.00  10X10 booth (early bird before May 1) – $35, (advance before July 1) – $45, (after July 2) – $55.  Electricity availability (limited) $10.

Grand Prize: HF Go Kit ICOM IC-705 with custom backpack and Chameleon Modular Portable Antenna   Raffle Tickets: $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00,  15 for $10.00 or 40 for $20.00
Second Prize: TBD Generously donated by Cheyenne Mountain Repeater Group, Inc
Prizes: LDG AT-1000ProII,  YAESU FTM-300DR, ICOM ID-50A, Anytone AT-D878UVII-PLUS, Powerwerx PWRbox-10, YAESU FT-70DR, SAMLEX SEC-1235M, ZUM Radio Mini 1.3 OLED ZUMspot Kit, Powerwerx PowerpoleCase.

Drawing at 1300 July 27, 2024  Winners Need NOT Be Present To Win Raffle Prizes  ALSO: Hourly Door Prize Drawings  Winners MUST Be Present To Win Door Prizes
 


SOLAR ACTIVITY
Are you aware this Solar Cycle has already surpassed the previous and is setting up to be one of the best in the recent history.  Solar Flare Alerts: Sign up for Space Weather Alerts and get instant text notifications when solar flares are underway.  There are numerous sites and ways to check and see where and what the chances are of that great contact.  One to check is W5MMW solar site info  Check it out.  Also this site provides solar data NØNBH.    
 


Tips, Tricks, Projects -  


If you want to make new contacts maybe you need to call CQ?


 


Spotlight Corner  Note: if you attend an event and have pictures please share for this spot!


Come to the meeting for some great discussion and mayb an answer or two!


Note from the Leadership: “We noticed at the last couple of meetings that many of our newer members don’t have name/call sign badges. We encourage you to get one using our badge vendor, Hamstuff by W7NN. The contact information is on our website at https://w0tlm.org/store. You will also find contact information for Monarch Merchandising at that same link should you be interested in shirts and jackets."


We have a full station to loan out so check that page link. Check the club webpage  WØTLM - Equipment - CacheEquipment Loan Program.
Zoom Invitation/Link for the Next Monthly Club Meeting. The link for the next monthly Club meeting and presentation (but not for Connect Time) is: https://w0tlm.org/w0tlm-club-meeting.  Connecting should be as easy as clicking the link. If you have your Zoom account set up you should be prompted to open your Zoom app. If you don't have a Zoom account, you will be prompted to permit Zoom to download. Once it has been downloaded, you will click the prompt to join the meeting. ZOOM HAS UPDATED ITS SETTINGS AND YOU MAY NOW BE PLACED IN A "WAITING ROOM" BEFORE JOINING THE CALL. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE WILL BE WORKING TO MINIMIZE THE WAITING. Please check the lower left hand corner of the display to confirm that the video does NOT have a red line through it. Please also confirm that the microphone does have a red line through it. If you do not have a camera and microphone on your computer, you may still observe and listen in.  The steps are the same, except you do not need to adjust your microphone and camera. Finally, please change your "screen name to reflect your first and last name and call sign. We use this to determine who is attending.

Club Support we take no dues but depend on donations and other means of building and keeping our operating budget so check out the website at WØTLM - About Us on how you can help.

Sign up to receive this Newsletter. We use Google Groups for our email list, which is the best way to stay in touch with the radio club activities: WØTLM mailing list and Google group. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested in ham radio in general or our Club specifically. Each Week, we are posting the most recent version of the Update on the Club's website. For security reasons, some of the links have been removed. If you want the links you will need to sign up to be on our mailing list.

DUE to recent SCAM emails the officers and contacts have been removed.  If you need help or want to contact the club officers and Elmers send your request to: Info at w0tlm.org, or w0tlm-elmer at w0tlm.org  You can also go to the club webpage - W0TLM.org and in the bottom right hand corner select "Contact" to open a contact form.   

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